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Kanye West ends his many grudges as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II

’Ye is “leaning into the light” right now.

September 09, 2022
Kanye West ends his many grudges as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II Kanye West onstage during the 2022 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 26, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.   Paras Griffin/Getty

The death of Queen Elizabeth has already brought with it a great deal of change, from the postponement of awards ceremonies and sporting events, to the imminent coronation of a new King. Kanye West is also using the momentous event to bring about some difference in the world, announcing on Friday that he is ending all of his beefs as a mark of respect to the late Queen. Ye posted the news on Instagram, writing: "Life is precious. Releasing All Grudges Today. Leaning into the light." The message was joined in a slide show by two images of the late Elizabeth.

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It's not clear whether Ye means his grudges are all a thing of the past, or that he has merely hit pause on what's grinding his gears for a 24 hour period. Either way, the ceasefire is good news for Adidas and Gap, who the rapper and business mogul has been posting about consistently these past few weeks.

But there so many more grudges that have been released, including (but not limited to) Pete Davidson, Kid Cudi, the Jeen-Yus directors, SNL, and the concept of storing clothes in an orderly fashion. So thanks to Kanye for reminding the world it's never too late to make peace, even if it means losing a divisive monarch to get there.

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Kanye West ends his many grudges as a mark of respect to Queen Elizabeth II